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Waddell Opens Kendall Oil Sprint Car Season With Victory
White City, Oregon...May 20...Jake Waddell opened the season for the Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars with an impressive victory in the 25 lap Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Waddell led all the way from his front row starting spot for the $1,000 payday. The win didn't come easy with two time Southern Oregon Sprint Car Tour champion Kyler Barraza chasing him all the way in second.
The car count for the season opener nearly tripled from where it was in the 2016 opener as track management has committed to establishing the division. The group ran two heat races, and the Top 3 finishers in each eight lapper would qualify for the six lap scramble to set the first three rows of the Main Event. 2014 Cottage Grove champion David Hibbard beat 2013 Cottage Grove champ Raquel Ivie to win the first heat as Barraza settled for third. Waddell started his impressive night with a win in the second heat. Bailey Hibbard finished second ahead of rookie Merissa Henson and Enrique Jaime, but a post Main Event disqualification would cost Hibbard this finish too. With a front row start in the scramble, Barraza grabbed the victory in that race ahead of Waddell. 2016 "Rookie Of The Year" Jeffrey Hudson blew a motor in his heat race to end his night early.
Barraza and Waddell shared the front row for the Main Event, and Waddell set the pace from the waving of Tom Hood's green flag. Barraza settled into second over B. Hibbard and Bailey's father David Hibbard. David's father, Calvin Hibbard, made it the first time all three of them ran a Sprint Car race together. Calvin is also a rookie at 61 years old, and he was happy to be out there making his first laps. D. Hibbard noticed a miss in his motor and headed pitside on lap eight, moving Ivie into fourth. Outlaw Kart graduate Enrique Jaime spun off of Turn 2 for a lap 17 caution flag. The restart saw fifth place Kinzer Cox lose a wheel on the front stretch for a yellow flag. Waddell continued to lead Barraza and B. Hibbard on the restart. Waddell set a good pace, and though Barraza wasn't too far behind him, he was unable to make a move for the lead. Waddell was the happy winner ahead of Barraza and B. Hibbard. Unfortunately, B Hibbard lost third in tech for failing to report to the scales. This moved Ivie into third ahead of Robustelli, Henson, Jamie, C. Hibbard, Cox and D. Hibbard.
The Kendall Oil Sprint Cars return this Saturday night as part of the Open Wheel Showcase. The Northwest Focus Midgets, OTRO Hardtops and Pro 4 Modifieds will make it an exciting program as the Sprint Cars again race for $1,000 to win and $200 minimum to start. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.
Kendall Oil Sprint CarsHeat 1-David Hibbard, Raquel Ivie, Kyler Barraza. Heat 2-Jake Waddell, Merissa Henson, Enrique Jamie. Scramble-Kyler Barraza, Jake Waddell. Main Event-Jake Waddell, Kyler Barraza, Raquel Ivie, Camden Robustelli, Merissa Henson, Enrique Jaime, Calvin Hibbard, Kinzer Cox, David Hibbard, Bailey Hibbard (DQ), Jeffrey Hudson (DNS).
Robustelli Wins Non Stop Dwarf Car Feature
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 20...Taking the lead from Cody Peters on lap 15, Camden Robustelli won the 25 lap SODCA Dwarf Car Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Robustelli is a two time point runnerup with the group, and he's aiming for the championship. His win came ahead of reigning champion Brock Peters as Brock's son, C. Peters, settled for third.
B. Peters had a strong preliminary effort as he opened the evening with an eight lap heat race victory ahead of Mason Lewman and followed that up with a six lap A Dash win ahead of two time champion Josh King. King won his heat race in front of Randy Slater. Cody Peters won the B Dash ahead of soon to be high school graduate Robustelli.
C. Peters led the 14 car Dwarf Car field to the Main Event green flag with King in second. B. Peters made a back stretch pass on King for second on lap three. B. Peters is in a new M&M Chassis as son Cody is wheeling his 2016 championship car this year. Robustelli put the moves on King for third on lap six. The lead three cars ran closely by lap ten, and Robustelli made an inside pass on B. Peters for second on lap 14. An outside pass in Turn 2 on lap 15 gained Robustelli the lead. B. Peters used a Turn 2 pass on lap 17 to gain second. The rear end of the C. Peters car appeared to be damaged, but he had a pretty good lead on fourth. Robustelli had a straightaway advantage as he scored an impressive victory ahead of B. Peters. C. Peters held on for third as Chad Cardoza, Ryan Smith, Lewman and Slater were all lead lap finishers. Kaycee Sheeler, Paul Haslow and King rounded out the Top 10.
SODCA Dwarf CarsHeat 1-Brock Peters, Mason Lewman, Cody Peters. Heat 2-Josh King, Randy Slater, Camden Robustelli. A Dash-Brock Peters, Josh King, Randy Slater. B Dash-Cody Peters, Camden Robustelli, Ryan Smith. Main Event-Camden Robustelli, Brock Peters, Cody Peters, Chad Cardoza, Ryan Smith, Mason Lewman, Randy Slater, Kaycee Sheeler, Paul Haslow, Josh King, Rob Gergel, Fred Hay, Joe Sanders, Mark Nielson.
Schott Holds Off Yeack For Street Stock Victory
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 20....Donald Schott held off the late threat of Kyle Yeack to win the special 50 lap Radiator Supply House Road To The Iron Giant Street Stock Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. The win paid Schott $1,000 and was the first race of a special eight track, eight race series. Yeack made his move into second in the final ten laps, but he couldn't make the move on Schott and was forced to settle for second.
Yeack won an exciting six lap heat race ahead of Jack Parshall. Mechanical issues sidelined Chris Sine and Don Jenner after hot laps. Erik Jarnport led the opening lap of the Main Event before Schott raced by for first. Roger Hubbard settled into third on lap three and grabbed second from Jarnport a lap later as a yellow flag flew for Jarnport. Schott continued to lead Hubbard on the restart with Washington long tow Parshall running third. A back stretch pass on lap 14 gained Hubbard the lead from Schott. Yeack was now in fourth as he seemed to be hooked up on the bottom groove. No sooner had the race hit the halfway mark than Hubbard's strong run up front came to an end. Schott led Parshall and Yeack on the restart. Yeack was racing hard trying to find the momentum to pass Parshall, and he finally made a low pass in Turn 4 of the 44th lap for second. Yeack went to work on Schott for the lead, but a bobble on lap 48 wiped out his momentum. Schott was the happy winner ahead of Yeack, Parshall, Jordan McDonald, Roger Hubbard, James Whitehouse and Jarnport.
Street StockHeat-Kyle Yeack, Jack Parshall, Donald Schott. Main Event-Donald Schott, Kyle Yeack, Jack Parshall, Jordan McDonald, Roger Hubbard, James Whitehouse, Erik Jarnport, Chris Sine (DNS), Don Jenner (DNS).
Westcott Out-runs Doty For Late Model Lites Win
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 20...Bob Westcott won the 20 lap Valley Stor-All Late Model Lites Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Westcott got the lead from early leader and reigning champion Lee Doty and held him off for the victory.
This was a rare night in which Doty was shut out of the winner's column. Bob Burkett has had much success with Trophy Dash wins in recent years, and he beat Doty to win his first four lap dash in this division. Westcott gave a preview of things to come with his win in the six lap heat race. Bill Spencer was a Main Event scratch. Doty raced into the early Main Event lead as Westcott piloted the Randy Hansen car into second. By lap eight, the lead duo had come up on three slower cars, and Westcott used a high pass in Turn 2 to grab the lead from Doty on lap nine. Even a scary moment for Westcott in traffic on lap 18 would not stop him from scoring the win ahead of Doty. Charlie Eaton was the final lead lap finisher in third. Burkett was a lap down in fourth as Dan Prewitt, Eric Aos and past Super Truck champion Greg Arnold rounded out the finish.
Valley Stor-All Late Model LitesHeat-Bob Westcott, Lee Doty, Charlie Eaton. Trophy Dash-Bob Burkett, Lee Doty, Charlie Eaton. Main Event-Bob Westcott, Lee Doty, Charlie Eaton, Bob Burkett, Dan Prewitt, Eric Aos, Greg Arnold, Bill Spencer (DNS).
Steele Scores Clean Sweep At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 20...Leading all the way from his front row start, David Steele scored the victory in the 20 lap Mini Stock Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway. Steele increased his point lead as his second straight feature win also included wins in his heat race and the Trophy Dash. Dillen Lausen scored a career best second place finish ahead of Andrew Hall.
Lausen won his eight lap heat race ahead of 2013 champion Steve Goetz. Steele's heat race triumph once again came ahead of the Pinto Wagon of Hall. Steele won the four lap Trophy Dash in front of Patrick Stringer-Stine. Steele and Lausen shared the front row of the Main Event and charged into the 1-2 positions at the start. A low move in Turn 2 of the fourth lap gained Hall second from Lausen, and Stringer-Stine was eliminated in a Turn 4 crash for a lap six caution flag. Steele maintained command on the restart as Lausen charged past Hall for second. Michael Johnson was having a good run in fourth. Steele drove a great race for the victory with Lausen equally impressive in second. Hall rebounded from his opening week disappointment in third as Johnson, Kristopher Mix, Goetz, Gary Anderson, Garrett Fredrickson and Stringer-Stine followed.
Mini StocksHeat 1-Dillen Lausen, Steve Goetz, Michael Johnson. Heat 2-David Steele, Andrew Hall, Patrick Stringer-Stine. Trophy Dash-David Steele, Patrick Stringer-Stine, Dillen Lausen. Main Event-David Steele, Dillen Lausen, Andrew Hall, Michael Johnson, Kristopher Mix, Steve Goetz, Gary Anderson, Garrett Fredrickson, Patrick Stringer-Stine.
Coggins Wins Wild Hornets Main Event
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 20...Taking the lead from Joby Shields on lap ten, rookie David Coggins won the 15 lap JOAT Labs Hornets Main Event Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Jenna Hedges finished second ahead of son Ashton Hedges.
Reigning champion Tim Hedges debuted a new car with a six lap heat race win ahead of Jason Stoutenburg. Joby Shields won the four lap Trophy Dash in front of Stoutenburg. T. Hedges set the early Main Event pace ahead of Stoutenburg and Shields, and Dillon Irving spun on the front stretch for a lap two caution flag. Shields moved by T. Hedges for the lead on the restart. Shields led through two more yellow flag periods with Coggins taking second from T. Hedges on lap eight. A low move in Turn 4 of the tenth lap gained Coggins the lead from Shields, and a lap 13 caution flag slowed the pace one more time. Coggins led the restart and brought it home to victory. J. Hedges found herself finishing second when Shields had problems on the last lap. Ashton Hedges finished third ahead of Stoutenburg and T. Hedges. Zack Nelson's car caught fire after the checkered flag.
JOAT Labs HornetsHeat-Tim Hedges, Jason Stoutenburg, Joby Shields. Trophy Dash-Joby Shields, Jason Stoutenburg, Jenna Hedges. Main Event-David Coggins, Jenna Hedges, Ashton Hedges, Jason Stoutenburg, Tim Hedges, Dillon Irving, Zack Nelson, Joby Shields, Mikah Walker, Ryan Nelson.
Nelson Wins Unusual Pro Stock Race
At Southern Oregon Speedway
White City, Oregon...May 20...Derrel Nelson Jr. won the 10 lap Pro Stock Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway. Despite the low turnout, management paid the full purse, meaning Nelson pocketed $300 for his win. Nelson led the first few laps before being passed by Josh Kralicek for the lead. Kralicek was moving right along in front until getting a flat right rear tire and pitting on lap 10. Moments after getting the lead, Nelson smacked the turn 4 wall and limped off the track as the unlikely winner.
Pro StocksHeat-Derrel Nelson Jr., Josh Kralicek. Main Event-Derrel Nelson Jr., Josh Kralicek.